In 1922, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the youngest survivors of Captain Scott’s ill-fated attempt to reach the South Pole, published his memoir of the expedition. The Worst Journey in the World humanised the epic tragedy with its sensitive observations of the men involved and evocative descriptions of Antarctic life.
A century later, this classic of travel literature is being adapted into a series of graphic novels by Disney veteran Sarah Airriess, who has spent over a decade researching the expedition in order to tell the story completely and faithfully. The personalities of the men, and the science they undertook, are equally as important to understanding the story as the famous feats of exploration.
So far the book is being sold in the UK at various shops in London, Cambridge, Bristol, Birmingham, and Chelmsford, and through their websites. If you are a bookseller who’d like to stock it, please contact my fine publishers at Indie Novella.
The first nine pages of Vol.1, available as a free PDF on Gumroad
From animation to polar history comics, in several dangerous and exciting steps
Privileged access to the creation of the graphic novels, plus fun (nerdy) extras
The best thing about the Terra Nova Expedition is the people! To turn them into drawings, I had to get to know them all. Here you can find a directory of everyone in the book.
1 – 25 March: Gallery show at Jam Bookshop
NEW DATE! 23 March: Signing at Jam Bookshop, 18:00 GMT
13 May: Lecture and drawing workshop at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (details TBD)
29 Sep – 1 Oct: Lakes Int’l Comic Art Festival, Bowness-on-Windermere
Buds are swelling, birds are singing, and book events are popping up like daffodils … Here are some upcoming dates if you find yourself on this side of the Atlantic: NOW to 23 March – Exhibition of ‘making of’ artwork at Jam Bookshop, 21a Hackney Rd, LondonA lot of the artwork from my show at…
If you’re in the US and you’ve been waiting for a way to get hold of Worst Journey Vol.1 without paying exorbitant shipping fees in a foreign currency, you are in luck! Silver Sprocket, an indie comics shop in the hip Mission district of San Francisco, is ordering a big new shipment soon. Head on…
The retail landscape for Worst Journey evolves as we trundle towards being included in the catalogue for the main UK book distributor, which will get it into every shop. Hard copies of Vol.1 are currently available at: The Children’s Bookshop, 26 Fortis Green Road, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HP (Mon-Sat 9:15-5:45, Sun 11-4) Ink@84 Books,…